An authoritative photographic guide to the butterflies of Europe. Packed with beautiful photography, this is the definitive guide to all 482 species of European butterflies (42 more species compared to the first edition) with additional information on over 60 species found in the far east of Europe, stretching as far as the Urals and Caucasus. Detailed text and clear photographs – including views of both the upperwing and underwing where possible – allow identification of adult butterflies in the field. There is also useful information on their relative size, similar species, habitat, lifestyle and larval host plants, accompanied by accurate range maps. The result of collaboration between many European butterfly experts and photographers, and compiled by a Finnish team, this comprehensive guide represents the last word in butterfly identification.
Tari Haahtela, Kimmo Saarinen, Pekka Ojalainen and Hannu Aarnio are a team of dedicated Finnish naturalists who specialise in butterflies and macrophotography. They have travelled the length and breadth of Europe to study butterflies for this book.